The Research Professorship award provides one semester of release time from teaching duties so the awardee can concentrate on a major innovative research project. Interdisciplinary work is encouraged, but not required. The release semester is typically the one during which the faculty member teaches only one course. For more detailed information, please visit award's homepage.
All Social Sciences full-time tenured and tenure-track faculty.
Proposals will be evaluated by the School of Social Sciences’ Faculty Advisory Committee, a 14-member panel which consists of two members from each department in Social Sciences (Anthropology, Economics, Linguistics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, and Sport Management).
The primary criterion for a successful proposal is the quality of the proposed research itself: the significance, sophistication, innovativeness, and consequences of the proposed work. However, the proposal should also state why this particular funding mechanism (i.e., the Research Professorship) is the most appropriate one for the project being proposed. Applicants are encouraged to contact former members of the Faculty Advisory Committee for guidance when preparing their proposals. The following seven criteria must be addressed in the proposal narrative:
Submit the following to the Social Science Research Institute Office (Baker 180-I) or to Christopher Rodriguez (firstname.lastname@example.org; 713-348-2985) no later than 5:00 P.M. on Friday, November 18, 2016. Please note that all application materials should be prepared using a minimum of 11-point Arial or Times New Roman and one-inch margins. Questions related to the application should be directed to Christopher as well.